Tart Cidery Granny’s Grudge

Review of Tart Cidery’s Granny’s Grudge.  It is my first time trying anything from this cidery

Cider:  Granny’s Grudge
Cidery:  Tart Cidery
Cidery Location:  Olympia WA
ABV:  6.9%
How Supplied:  four pack of 500ml cans
Style:  American craft cider from dessert bittersharp apples

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Availability:  only in WA, retail and online sales

Cider Description:  Our take on a classic, American Cider. Tangy, Tart and full of flavor, you’ll swear you’re biting into a fresh Granny Smith Apple straight from the tree.

Cidery Description:  Tart Cider, LLC was formed in late 2016 as a collaboration between Zoe Van Schyndel and Nicholas E. Timm, after the two discovered a mutual love for cider and apples. The company is committed to sourcing products locally, maintaining a U.S. base for raw materials, doing things naturally and creating a delicious, natural product for any person older than 21. The company HQ is located in Olympia, Washington and currently distributes around the entire state of Washington.

Price:  $3.99 / single can (runs $11.99 / four pack)
Where Bought:  Total Wine
Where Drank:  home
How Found:  browsing

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First Impression:  Hazy lemonade hue.  Low carbonation.  Smells mild, of citrus.

Tasting Notes:  Dry to semi-dry.  Light bodied.  Moderate tartness.  High acidity.  Hints of tannins and bitterness.  No sourness or funk.  Notes of green apple, lemon, and mineral.  Moderate length finish.  Low flavor intensity and complexity.  Moderate sessionability.  Low to moderate apple flavor.

My Opinion:  I wasn’t personally a fan of this, as it was too dry and bland for my liking.  I think often ciders from dessert (not heirloom or cider) apples which are fermented dry and not flavored (with fruit, hops, spices, etc) can tend towards blah.  However, I could see folks liking this who find most other ciders too sweet, even those advertised as being dry (which especially if in a multipack often aren’t).  Also, they appear to be doing quite well on untappd and such.  Based on the description saying they added maple syrup (which I didn’t taste) and it being a canned multipack cider, I had guessed it would be sweeter.

Most Similar to:  Cascadia Ciderworks Green Apple

Closing Notes:  They also offer a few other varieties (that I haven’t seen yet) –  a mojito one, a spiced version, and a tannic rosé one.

Have you tried Tart Cidery’s Granny’s Grudge?  What did you think?

One thought on “Tart Cidery Granny’s Grudge

  1. Agreed, cider made from dessert apples tend to be very boring. There are a few cider makers, who can make a very decent cider from such apples without adding other fruits, spices or hops. I guess it depends much on the yeast strain used.

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